‘I’ve been knocked back a lot’: Coast woman’s fight for work
Sabrina Shardlow openly admits she had little success in securing a job.
The young Pacific Paradise resident is disabled.
Her confidence is low. Ane job interviews can make her nervous.
"I've been knocked back a lot because of my disability," Ms Shardlow said.
"Job interviews are really hard for me to do because of my confidence.
"I start shaking and everything."
Ms Shardlow, 24, is one of nine brave people who are part of STEPS Employment Solutions' #SeeME video series.
She was unwilling to share the details of her disability but said she hoped by taking part in the series she would change misconceptions about hiring diverse employees.
She now works as a cleaner five days a week at STEPS but said she hoped other employers would see past her disability one day too.
"I'm on time and I'm punctual," Ms Shardlow said.
"I'm a very friendly person, I'm never late to work and I never call in sick.
"I wish employers would see me as hardworking."
The five minute video campaign is available